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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

September 2014

(30) Canada – Crack open the Champagne! Yep, still there! #1 (and #3) in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada…

- Leafy Berkshire – Research on the Beatles / Hunter Davies project begins to draw to a close.

(29) “Spread the word” time. Keith’s good friend, the British Comedy expert, and all-round nice guy, Robert Ross has a new project on the go. Entitled, Forgotten Heroes of Comedy, the link to it can be found here. “Spread the word to everyone,” Keith says. “Tell everyone how much you’d love to read it!! I do. Thanks!”

(25) Canada – Oh yes! Still there, at # 1 (hardback version) in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada…

-Leafy Berkshire – Extensive Beatles Encyc / Book research rolls on.

(24) London – Second David Essex Movie pre-production meeting with director, Alan G. Parker, and other members of the team, and a catch-up with dear mate, Tel…

(23) UK – In the Amazon Bestsellers Rank, Kindle store, Marilyn was seen at the #75 position in the “Books > Biography & True Accounts > Arts & Literature” section of the site.

-Another month, and time for Keith to pen another Record Collector article…

(22) Canada – Incredible! Almost four weeks on Yes, still there, at #s 1 (hardback) and 2 (paperback) in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada.

(20/21) Leafy Berkshire –Two extremely busy days, working flat-out on both the Beatles and David Essex projects.

-Yep, still there, amazingly, at #1 and 2 in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada. It’s been in that position now for over 3 weeks!! (“Thank you, Canadians. We love you!”) Stock was back in of the paperback version, but as of today, just five remained.

(19) Berkshire – Out to Reading in Berkshire for some business.

(18) Leafy Berkshire – And it’s back to the Fab Four for more highly-extensive research.

(17) Leafy Berkshire – Resumption of pre-production work on the new David Essex movie.

(16) Leafy Berkshire – Another day of extensive Beatles research for the Hunter Davies, ultimate book on the group, which is still set for release in mid-2016.

-Canada - Well, it’s still there; at #1 and 2 in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada. Furthermore, hardback copies of the book were “temporarily out of stock” on the site. Yikes! Meanwhile, in the paid Kindle part, Marilyn was to be found at the #21 in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” chart.

(15) Canada – Staggering! Not just another #1, but a #2 position in the very same chart on Amazon Canada today, when the hardback of Marilyn was at #1 and the paperback was at #2 in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada. (“You could not make this up!”)

-Leafy Berkshire - Busy day today on The Fabs and the new David Essex movie!

(14) Germany / Canada – And another new entry on this site. Keith’s Marilyn, Kindle versions, were spotted at Nr. 27 in the “Fremdsprachige eBooks > Englische eBooks > Biografien & Erinnerungen > Kunst & Literatur > Entertainer,” Nr. 38 in the “Fremdsprachige eBooks > Englische eBooks > Biografien & Erinnerungen > Spezifische Gruppen > Frauen” and the hardback version was at Nr. 75 in the “Fremdsprachige Bücher > Biografien & Erinnerungen > Spezifische Gruppen > Frauen” section of Amazon in Germany. “Amazing, aye?” Meanwhile, over at Amazon Canada, besides being at #6 in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” (hardback edition), yep, you’ve guessed it, the paperback version was still to be seen in the #1 position in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site. Staggering!

(13) IMDB – A new listing! Keith was spotted at No.11 in the “Most Popular People from Slough” category on the world famous, highly-respected, Internet Movie Data Base.

(12) Canada – Well I never. It rolls on and on… In Amazon Canada Bestsellers Rank, Keith’s Marilyn (hardback edition) could be found at #2 in “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn.” #7 in “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > Biographies”, #14 in “Humour & Entertainment > Movies > History & Criticism”, #24 (paperback version) in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” and not to mention, STILL at #1 in the number one position in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site. Staggering!

- Another busy day, split between extensive work on both The Beatles and David Essex projects.

(10) Canada – Incredible! Still there, in the number one position in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section of Amazon Canada.

- Title change. The new name for the David Essex movie was unveiled by director, Alan G. Parker today. It will now be called Oh What A Circus! Keith carried-out further pre-production work on the film today…as well as additional research for the Hunter Davies/ Beatles project. (“Busy, busy, busy!”)

(9) Keithbadman.com/ - Keith’s website was updated today when shots of ‘The Bootleg Monkees’ in 2014 were uploaded by webmistress, Anne-Marie onto the site today.

- Busy day on both The Beatles and David Essex projects.

(8) Leafy Berkshire – Pre-production (archive research) work resumed on…The David Essex Story.
- Canada – Meanwhile, on Amazon Canada, yep, still there… for almost 18 straight days, Marilyn could be found in the number one position in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section of Amazon Canada.

(5 – 6) Leafy Berkshire – With the deadline fast approaching, Keith spent the day busily wrapping-up and fine-tuning his piece on The Beatles’ BBC radio appearances (1962-1965).
- Canada - Amazing! Keith’s Marilyn was to be found at #23 in the Kindle Store “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” and at #29 (paperback edition) in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” sections of the site. And not forgetting, at #1 (yes still there, for 16 straight days) in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” area of Amazon Canada (paperback version). Stocks had been delivered, but on this day, just five were in stock.

(5) USA – Thanks to Angelica, for this nice review of Marilyn on the Goodreads site. “I’m not a big biography or auto-biography reader,” she wrote, “but I enjoyed reading this in depth look into Marilyn Monroe's life and untimely death…it held my interest and gave me insight into the life of Miss Monroe and the people in her life. The final chapter regarding her funeral and the deep love that Joe DiMaggio had for her was especially moving to me.”

(4) Twickenham Studios, London – At 2pm, with all the key members present (director, Alan G., producer, Alexa, financier, Stephen, sound man, camera crew, etc. etc.), Keith attended the first proper pre-production meeting on the new David Essex movie. Provisionally titled, The David Essex Story, shooting is expected to begin in a little over three weeks. (“It’s looking good!”)

- Still there! For two straight weeks, Marilyn (paperback) was still to be found at the #1 position in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site, despite the fact that delivery time was between 1 and 2 months! While in the Kindle charts, the book was placed at #18 in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site.

- New York, USA – The acid-tongued, American comedienne, Joan Rivers sadly passed away, aged 81. In September 1999, during promotions for his book, The Beatles After The Break-Up, Keith ran into her at the old BBC Broadcasting House Studios in London. She was lost, he gladly pointed her in the right direction and they briefly spoke. She was very polite. “There I was, speaking about the careers of the solo Beatles,” Keith recalled, “when suddenly I looked up, and there was Joan staring at me thru the glass in the studio door, lost and confused.” Rest in peace, Joan.

(3) England – The movie finally became official when director, Alan G. Parker officially announced the David Essex flick on the Classic Rock website.

-Leafy Berkshire - Keith carried-out extensive reach on The Beatles’ BBC Radio sessions. Deadline now just weeks away!

(1 – 2) Canada – The run continued with Keith’s Marilyn (paperback edition) still at the top spot in the “Most Gifted in Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site. Wonderful!! While on the 2nd, the Kindle version was to be found at the #6 position in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site.

-Leafy Berkshire - Keith resumed research on his 2016 Beatles project and continued pre-production on the forthcoming David Essex production.